CONTRA COSTA -- Several paint collection sites have been set up as part of the California Paint Stewardship Program, which requires paint manufacturers to develop a system to retrieve leftover paint from household and commercial consumers.

The program will be funded by a "recovery fee" attached to the purchase price of paint sold in California. That money will go to PaintCare, a nonprofit organization created to administer the state paint disposal and recycling programs. These fees go up to $1.60 per one- to -five-gallon container of paint.

Businesses in Contra Costa County where paints can be taken include Frazee Paint, 3505 Deer Valley Road in Antioch; Kelly Moore, 1014 Fitzuren Road in Antioch; Kelly Moore, 2480 Sand Creek Road in Brentwood; Glidden Professional, 2260 Commerce Ave. in Concord; Kelly Moore, 5600 Imhoff Drive in Concord; Sherwin-Williams, 1241 Diamond Way in Concord; Dunn-Edwards, 555 Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill; Kelly Moore, 1725 Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill; Kelly Moore, 14500 San Pablo Ave. in San Pablo; Kelly Moore, 2050 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon; and Kelly Moore, 2700 N Main St. in Walnut Creek.

For more information about the California Paint Stewardship Program visit www.paintcare.org



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